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CCEM resolves to root out bogus voters

By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2022 9:45 pm

Dimapur, Feb. 23 (EMN): Acknowledging that the church is a divine institution with duty to pray in choosing right leaders, Chakhesang Clean Election Movement (CCEM) has resolved to organise a chain of prayer for clean election in order to root out bogus voters.

The resolution to this effect was taken during a meeting of the core committee of Chakhesang Clean Election Movement (CCEM) held on February 16 in Pfutsero. The house has discussed various matters related to the clean election movement keeping in view of the general election scheduled next year, stated a joint statement issued by CCEM chairman, Rev. Vezopa Rhakho, and the secretary Rev. Dr. Kowepe Kanuo.

It stated that its chairman, Rev. Vezopa Rhakho, chaired the meeting and welcomed the members, while the executive secretary of the Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC), Rev. Khrotso Mero, pronounced a prayer for the meeting.

The meeting discussed the need to ensure ‘one person one name’ in the electoral roll. It also proposed to include area council chairmen in the core committee for better coordination and wider participation.

With a view to strengthen the voice of the movement, it proposed that a clean election committee would be formed in all denominational churches in Phek district. In this regard, the Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) would be apprised with a request to disseminate information for formation in all the different denominational churches.

It also decided to have a consultative meeting with the Chakhesang frontal organisations including CPO, CYF, CMA, CSU, and GBs’ Federation. The meeting has been scheduled on March 7 at CBCC Mission, T Chikri, in Pfütsero town at 10 am.

While deliberating on the need to root out bogus voters from the electoral roll, the houses proposed that voters of the deceased should be immediately deleted or removed. In this regard, churches are requested to issue death certificates and submit the same to CBCC office for further action and follow up.

To create CCEM as a people’s movement, the house has decided to put up billboards, banners and posters. It also proposed that the message on clean election be arranged for wide publicity and awareness particularly in the local churches. To propagate clean election movement activities in the villages, it has decided to organise pastoral exchange programmes.

By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2022 9:45:42 pm